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Mars Petcare Annual Report Finds that Pet Owners' Wellbeing was Nearly Twice as Likely to Improve Over the Last Three Years, Compared to Non-Pet Owners

Fourth Annual Report, "Pets for Better Wellbeing," unveils industry-leading research on the critical role of pets

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars Petcare launched the "Pets for Better Wellbeing" Report, which leverages new consumer insights to highlight current pet ownership trends. In a time when the pandemic, politics, economic uncertainty and everyday stressors made it more difficult than ever to maintain our wellbeing, pets played an increasingly important role in easing our minds and filling our hearts. The company's fourth Annual Report analyzes the impact of pet ownership on mental and physical wellbeing ? comparing responses of pet owners to non-pet owners ? and examines potential hurdles to adding four-legged family members.

"The insights from the 'Pets for Better Wellbeing' Report underscore the importance of keeping people and pets together," said Lisa Campbell, Director of External Affairs, Mars Pet Nutrition North America. "This data drives our innovation in pet care and nutrition, and our aspiration to make more communities around the world pet-friendly ? so more people and pets can enjoy the positive benefits of a shared life together."

The "Pets for Better Wellbeing" Report's key findings1 include:

Improved Wellbeing Among Pet Parents:

Barriers to Bringing ? and Keeping ? People and Pets Together:

Further Evidence of Pets' "Paws-itive" Impact on Our Wellbeing:

Critical Need for Adoptions Amid the Animal Shelter Crisis:

While positive strides have already been made, there's still work to be done. Mars Petcare and its family of iconic pet nutrition brands like PEDIGREE® and CESAR® will continue to introduce programs that help to ensure more pets are wanted, cared for and welcomed in support of the company's global purpose: A Better World for Pets.  

To read the "Pets for Better Wellbeing" Report and learn more about how Mars Petcare is furthering its purpose, visit BetterCitiesforPets.com/2022Report. To find out how to get involved, visit BetterCitiesforPets.com.

About Mars Petcare   
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, the 85,000 Associates across 50+ countries in Mars Petcare are dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world's pets ? including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®ROYAL CANIN®, NUTROtm,  GREENIEStm, SHEBA®, CESAR®
 IAMStm and EUKANUBAtm as well as the Waltham Petcare Science Institute which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through an international network of over 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELDtm, BLUEPEARLtm, VCAtm, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We're also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANELtm genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLEtm GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. We're also dedicated to providing a safe and fun place for dogs to stay and socialize at over 200 Camp Bow Wow® doggy day care and boarding facilities. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in ? and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

1 KRC Research conducted online surveys of 1,000 U.S. pet owners and 1,000 U.S. non-pet owners from August 17 to August 26, 2022.

2 Shelter Animals Count Report, January - June, 2022


SOURCE Mars Petcare U.S.

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